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RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav is unwell; a team of doctors visits his residence in Patna

Madhya Pradesh reports 27 new positive cases, 2 deaths, and 44 recoveries in the last 24 hours

Covid: Assam reports 2,433 new positive cases, 34 deaths, and 1,745 recoveries today

Former Congress leader Kripashankar Singh to join BJP at Party HQ in Mumbai tomorrow

Power demand soars to all-time high of 197.06 GW on Tuesday

Power demand in the country touched an all-time high of 197.06 GW on Tuesday amid many states witnessing high temperatures due to delayed monsoon, and easing of coronavirus-related restrictions.

Covid: Haryana reports 73 new positive cases, 94 recoveries, and 10 deaths today

Punjab reports 190 new COVID-19 cases, 280 recoveries and 5 deaths in the last 24 hours

Ministry of Cooperation will provide separate administrative, legal, policy framework for strengthening cooperative movement: Govt sources

Ministry of Cooperation will work to streamline processes for ‘ease of doing business’ for cooperatives: Sources

Creation of separate Ministry of Cooperation fulfils budget announcement made by Finance Minister: Govt sources

Modi Government to create a new Ministry of Co-operation: Govt sources

7th phase exams for RRB NTPC, which couldn’t be conducted due to COVID, will now be conducted on four dates- July 23, 24, 26 & 31 in 76 cities, across 260 centres with COVID protocols. Exam centres to have students at 50% capacity.

– RD Bajpai, ED(I&P), Railway Board

Delhi govt’s stock of COVID-19 vaccine has run out, says Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and urges Centre to send more doses for people of city as required for inoculation exercise

West coast to see increase in rainfall activity from July 9

As models forecast a revival of the Southwest Monsoon after a break, the intensity of rainfall over the west coast is likely to increase from July 9, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday.

Modi cabinet rejig to see larger representation of OBCs, SCs, youth, professionals

Reports ANI

India’s democratic and constitutional polity is complemented by independent judiciary, range of human rights bodies: MEA on Stan Swamy issue

India remains committed to promotion and protection of human rights of all its citizens: MEA on criticism over handling of Stan Swamy case

Authorities in India act against violations of law and not against legitimate exercise of rights: MEA on Stan Swamy’s case

All actions are strictly in accordance with the law: MEA on criticism over handling of case relating to Stan Swamy

Bombay HC allowed Swamy’s medical treatment at private hospital; His health and medical treatment was being closely monitored by courts: MEA

Father Stan Swamy was arrested and detained by National Investigation Agency following due process under law: MEA

Congress meeting

In today’s meet between Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh and Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, the party chief listened to him over 18 points. She told him that everyone should work together. Decision will be taken soon and Punjab political unrest will be resolved, as per sources, reports ANI.

Telangana reports 784 new COVID-19 cases, 1,028 recoveries and 5 deaths in the last 24 hours

Total cases 6,28,282
Total recoveries 6,13,124
Death toll 3703
Active cases 11,455

Maharashtra reports 8,418 new cases, 10,548 recoveries and 171 deaths in the last 24 hours

Total cases 61,13,335
Total recoveries 58,72,268
Death toll 1,23,531
Active cases 1,14,297

Maharashtra government introduced 3 amendment bills in the Assembly related to Central govt’s new farm laws. Public has been given 2 months’ time to send suggestions regarding amendments, if needed, in the proposed bills.

– State Minister & NCP leader Nawab Malik

Manipur reports 863 new COVID-19 cases, 592 recoveries and 14 deaths in the last 24 hours

Total cases: 73,581
Total recoveries: 66,132
Death toll: 1,218
Active cases: 6,231

Two Army jawans arrested for allegedly spying for Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence; shared photos of over 900 classified documents with a cross-border drug smuggler who passed them on to Pakistani intelligence officers.

– Punjab Police

47 fresh COVID-19 cases take Rajasthan’s infection tally to 9,52,836 while one more fatality pushes the death toll to 8,942: Official report

JEE Main exam Session 3 will be conducted from 20th July to 25th July. The fourth session of JEE exams will be held from 27th July to August 2nd.

– Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

RBI warns of stress build-up in consumer credit

The pandemic and its fallout on the economy has made consumer lending riskier for banks even as it has been the only sector to help banks keep their loan books afloat at such times.

After meeting Cong chief amid feud with Navjot Singh Sidhu, Punjab CM says don’t know anything about Sidhu, discussed govt, political issues

Union Cabinet reshuffle likely to take place tomorrow evening

JEE Mains 2021 to be conducted from July 20th to 25th and July 27th to August 2nd, 2021

Chirag Paswan urges PM not to induct Paras in union cabinet as LJP member

Amid reports of his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras getting a berth in the union cabinet expansion, Chirag Paswan on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi that nobody from the breakaway faction should be taken in the ministry from the LJP quota otherwise they would go to court.

Chandigarh Admin issues fresh Covid order

J&K: Baramulla District Administration imposes restrictions on the storage, sale, possession, use and transport of drone (s)/Un-manned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Indo-Pacific reflects the reality of globalisation, the emergence of multipolarity and the benefits of rebalancing. It means the overcoming of the cold war and rejection of bipolarity and dominance.

– External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar at the Indo Pacific business summit

I had come to meet the Congress president, discussed internal matters of the party, Punjab development issue. Whatever decision she takes as far as Punjab is concerned, we are ready for it. We are totally geared up for the upcoming elections.

– Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh

A Common Eligibility Test (CET) for job aspirants will be conducted across the country from early 2022 to screen and shortlist candidates for recruitment to Central government jobs.

– Union Minister Jitendra Singh

Maharashtra Assembly passes a resolution to recommend Central Government amend the Constitution and relax the 50% limit for Maratha Reservation

Delimitation is to be done in 2026 in the country, then why it’s being done in 2021 in Jammu and Kashmir. This is a big question. Till J&K’s statehood is restored, the delimitation will not be beneficial.

– Congress J&K chief GA Mir after meeting with Delimitation Commission

Kerala reports 14,373 new COVID-19 cases, 10,751 recoveries and 142 deaths today

Active cases: 1,04,105
Total recoveries: 28,77,557
Death toll: 13,960

Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah says he will contest the 2023 Karnataka Assembly polls from Badami, which he currently represents as MLA

Uttarakhand reports 89 new COVID-19 cases, 101 recoveries and 3 deaths today

Active cases: 1,538
Death toll: 7,338

I am still sitting with Ajit Pawar and Balasaheb Thorat. I am not going anywhere: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on speculations of Shiv Sena-BJP coming together

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also spoke on the fake vaccination scam in Mumbai: “Action will be taken against people who are responsible for this. Those who were administered vaccine through this will be inoculated once again after medical examination and doctors’ advice.”

Opposition leaders write to President Kovind regarding Stan Swamy’s death

Thawarchand Gehlot called on Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, congratulated him on being appointed as Governor of Karnataka

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami gets Home, Finance and 13 other departments

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti’s mother summoned by Enforcement Directorate in money laundering case: Officials

India’s hiring rate recovered moderately from 10% in April to 35% in May 2021: LinkedIn data

According to sources, the arrival of the Moderna vaccine has been delayed due to indemnity issues

As reported by Mirror Now

Party’s national president (RCP Singh) will take the final decision (on who will be made ministers). All I can say right now is that we (Janata Dal United) are going to be involved (in the proposed expansion of the Union Cabinet).

– Janata Dal United’s Bihar president Umesh Kushwah

Cabinet reshuffle: BJP National General Secretary (Org) BL Santhosh arrives at the residence of the party’s national president JP Nadda

West Bengal Legislative Assembly passes West Bengal Legislative Council resolution with 196 members voting in favour and 69 opposing it

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh arrives at the residence of Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi

Andhra Pradesh reports 3,042 fresh COVID-19 cases, 3,748 recoveries, and 28 deaths in the past 24 hours

Active cases: 33,230
Total recoveries: 18,61,937
Death toll: 12,898

DCW chief Swati Maliwal gets another three-year term

Shiromani Akali Dal urges J&K Delimitation Commission to reserve 5 seats for members of the Sikh Community in Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly

Amid buzz around Union Cabinet reshuffle, BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia cuts short his tour of the Malwa-Nimar region in Madhya Pradesh and leaves for Delhi

Punjab: On the way to Chandigarh, non-permanent staff of Punjab School Education Board holds protest over job status in Mohali

Police used water cannons and tear gas to stop protesters.